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EHS spikers defeat NM; WVWC wins

October 18, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer and By Jesse Skiles Sports Correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

The Elkins High School volleyball team defeated North?Marion 3-0 Wednesday in Big 10 Conference play at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The Lady Tigers (5-9) won by the scores of 25-9, 25-10 and 25-13.

EHS?was led by Delaney Johnson with seven kills, 11 attacks and two solo blocks, while Katilyn Miller added 10 kills.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Elkins High School’s Delaney Johnson goes up for a kill in front of North?Marion’s Jenna Fox Wednesday in the Lady Tigers’ win.

Natalie Green chipped in with four aces, while Amiah Price had five ace serves for the Lady Tigers.

Elkins (3-11) won the junior varsity contest, 25-12 and 25-14.

Elkins will play Grafton at 7 p.m. today for a Big 10 Conference matchup.

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College Volleyball

Davis & Elkins, 3?Glenville State 1

The Davis & Elkins College volleyball team defeated Glenville State 3-1 Wednesday in West Virginia Conference action at the McDonnell Center.

The Lady Senators?(3-14) won by the scores of 23-25, 25-15, 25-10 and 25-9.

Nicole Miller led Davis & Elkins with 17 kills and 17 digs, while Brandi Brown added seven kills and five digs.

Davis & Elkins will host West Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Wesleyan 3, Ohio Valley 0

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan's volleyball team rebounded from Tuesday night's tough loss at Alderson-Broaddus, returning home to capture a dominant three-set victory over the visiting Bluefield Big Blues.

Coach Jackie Murphy's Lady Bobcats made quick work of the Blues, winning 25-8, 25-9, 25-16.

Fifteen different players saw the court for the Bobcats as Murphy utilized a large portion of her roster.

Shannon Gregorek led the squad with 10 kills, followed by Erin Bond and Colleen Black with six apiece. Camblin Leonard produced a match high three blocks to complement her four kills.

Setter Casey Pattyn recorded 26 assists, while Renata Comparini produced team highs with seven digs and nine service aces. As a team, the Lady Bobcats enjoyed a hitting percentage of .324 for the evening.

Wesleyan remains at home and in the league, hosting Glenville Friday night during Wesleyan's Homecoming Weekend.

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College Soccer

Wesleyan 2,

Wheeling Jesuit 1

BUCKHANNON - Joe Ferraracci scored the game-winning goal in overtime Wednesday night, leading West Virginia Wesleyan to a critical 2-1 victory over the visiting Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals in WVIAC men's soccer action.

Each team entered the match with identical 5-1 marks in the league.

After the squads battled to a scoreless first half tie under the lights by the Buckhannon River, it was the Cardinals that drew first blood. Nicolay Netskar found the net on an unassisted tally early in the second half at the 50.54 mark.

Wesleyan responded with the equalizer at the 64:13 mark as Jordan Halpern drilled home a goal off an assist from Matthew Brown. The teams remained tied for the remainder of regulation time.

Ferraracci produced his game winner at the 97:55 mark, finding the net off an assist from Nicholas Amberman. The key goal was a major boon to the playoff seedings for coach Gavin Donaldson's Bobcats.

Wesleyan won the battle on the stat sheet as well, outshooting the Cardinals 9-3, and also dominating in the total number of corner kicks earned, 8-3.

Bobcat goalkeeper Derek Ayers collected two saves, while Wheeling keeper Cody Thompson had seven.

Wesleyan improves to 11-3 with the victory and 6-1 in the WVIAC.

Wheeling Jesuit falls to 9-6 overall and 5-2 in the league.

Donaldson's troops are back in action this Saturday, hosting Slippery Rock in a non-conference match at 7 p.m.



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